Year 5


Teacher - Sarah Fielding
Teaching Assistant - Lily Apostolou

Autumn Term


We will be studying the legend of Beowulf and later in the term A Christmas Carol and the Little Match Girl.

We will be reading a variety of other texts to engage the children and help them to make their writing more interesting for the reader, as well as more technically accurate.

In all our English learning we will be finding ways to improve the quality of our sentences by adding more detail, advanced punctuation and correct grammar.

Our Guided Reading sessions will focus on improving our inference and deduction skills and finding evidence in the text to support our opinions. We will also be building up our understanding of a range of more advanced vocabulary.


We will be working on a range of topics throughout the term. We will be working on our place value of numbers up to 100,000 and to 2 decimal places. We will also work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division throughout the year and will be using a formal method.

We will learn about 2d shapes and angles including measuring using a protractor. We will be working on fractions including mixed numbers, equivalent fractions and percentages and mass and capacity.

We will focus on time including the 12 and 24-hour clock and timetables.

Through all our topics we will be building up fluency in calculation, problem solving and reasoning skills


Our first Science topic is Earth and Space. This will involve being able to describe the movement of the earth and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system.

We will learn about the way that the rotation of the earth gives us day and night.

We will describe the movement of the moon relative to the earth and learn about the moons of other planets.

After half term our topic will be about properties and the changes of materials. We will learn about the way that materials change through heating, cooling and mixing. We will learn about key changes such as evaporation and condensation.


Our Computing topics are Using Technology Safely and Coding/ Programming. We will learn about communicating on-line and staying safe as well as algorithms and decomposition.


In our topic on the United Kingdom we will learn to identify key geographical features. We will locate counties, seas and coasts, towns and cities. We will show on a map where hills, mountains and rivers are. Through this we will develop our map work and atlas skills


Children will be taking part in:

Indoor: Judo

Outdoor: Football, gymnastics and dance


We will learn about what inner forces affect how we think and behave. We will also learn about how Christmas is celebrated throughout the world.


We will learn how to solve problems.

MFL – Spanish 

Spanish language teaching will be based around healthy eating and packed lunches. Children will learn to use longer sentences with connectives.


We will be learning to play the ukulele.


Our Art topic is Cityscapes. We will look at examples of pop art for example the use of bright colours by Leonid Afremov. We will create our own cityscapes using a range of media and techniques.

In DT we will be creating a Viking boat.